Orkney Islands Council has issued the Scottish Government with the ultimatum that it must pay £6.8million for its inter-island ferry service - or they will stop running it.
Potentially life-saving equipment will be handed out to Scots at risk of contracting a disease on the hills, the Scottish Government has confirmed.
The invitation to tender for the next contract to run ferries to the Northern Isles has been issued to three bidders.
Calls made to combat marine litter on Shetland after dead gannet discovered entangled in rope and twine
Calls have been made to combat marine litter after a Shetland man photographed a gannet which appeared to have died after becoming entangled in rope and twine.
A woman who dropped off passengers at Sandwick Junior High School while five-and-a-half times the drink driving limit received a hefty driving ban and fine at Lerwick Sheriff Court on Wednesday.
A Shetland cartoonist came face to face with his own creation following a visit to Lerwick Tourist Office.
Shetland Islands Council is incinerating hundreds of tons of NHS clinical waste from health boards across Scotland – including the Highland and Grampian – to help ease a national backlog.
Musicians from an array of genres and hailing from more than ten countries will flock to Shetland this summer as the 39th instalment of the Shetland Folk Festival opens on May 2.
The handover of a brand new state-of-the-art hospital and healthcare facility in Orkney is due to take place in April
The chairman of NHS Shetland has defended the record of the Gilbert Bain Hospital accident and emergency unit following an attack on waiting times by Scotland's shadow health minister.
NHS Shetland has been forced to temporarily close around a quarter of its beds in ward three at Lerwick’s Gilbert Bain Hospital due to staff shortages.
An event is being held in Shetland tomorrow to give local drone enthusiasts more information on how to use their devices safely near the operations of the Sumburgh-based coastguard helicopter.
Police in Shetland have charged a 47-year-old woman after heroin worth an estimated £9,000 was recovered in the Lerwick area.
A high-profile Shetland councillor who has revealed he has prostate cancer has called on all men not to ignore early signs of ill health.
One of Britain’s remotest communities have finally celebrated Christmas - with children having had to wait an extra day longer than usual to open their presents.
Scotland’s walking charity, Paths for All, is calling on businesses in Shetland to sign up to its new Walk to Work Award in a bid to encourage workers to take a stroll to their workplace.
Hundreds of parents across the north and north-east are failing to pay their ex-partners the money they should to provide for their children.
The quest to be named as the best Christmas window in Lerwick has been won by the Ninian store.
Coastguard search and rescue helicopter Rescue 900 from Sumburgh helped assist two unwell members of the crew from two separate North Sea oil platforms yesterday.
A Scottish airline has given a cancer charity a helping hand for the festive period.
A coastguard search and rescue helicopter from Shetland was tasked to assist in a medical evacuation from a North Sea oil platform yesterday.
A Coastguard search and rescue helicopter from Shetland assisted in a medical evacuation from a North Sea oil platform earlier today.
A proposal to build a new residential home for children and young people in Shetland has been met with support from councillors.
Trading standards officers in Shetland have issued a warning after the islands have been hit by another wave of scam bank calls.
A major project will begin next year to replace all of Shetland’s ferry linkspans.
Shetland councillor ‘very disappointed’ to hear Scalloway fish market plans failed to secure £2.4m European funding
Disappointment was raised at this week’s meeting of Shetland Islands Council’s harbour board that plans to build a new fish market in Scalloway failed to secure £2.4 million of European funding.
Coastguard search and rescue helicopter Rescue 900 was tasked earlier today to attend to an injured crewman aboard a fishing vessel northeast of Orkney.
Shetland Islands Council has announced work has begun to bring about temporary repairs to a sea wall in Lerwick in the wake of recent storm damage.
A man from Lerwick who struggled so violently with police officers that they had to put on riot gear to enter his cell was given an 18-month prison sentence when he appeared at the town’s sheriff court yesterday.
Shetland Islands Council (SIC) will be forced to fund the entire £5.6 million cost of building the new Scalloway fish market after the scheme missed out on European funding.
Two men whose plot to bring nearly £30,000 worth of cannabis into Shetland was scuppered when the speedboat they used to ferry the drugs into Lerwick off a NorthLink ship sparked the attention of the emergency services have been sent to prison.
Lerwick man handed prison sentence after downloading over 21,000 indecent images and videos of children
A man from Lerwick who downloaded over 21,000 indecent photos and videos of children has been sent to prison for 20 months.